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Rep. John Kriesel of Cottage Grove speaks to Vikings stadium supporters rallying outside the Minnesota House chambers Saturday. Photo by Danielle Nordine/State Capitol Bureau

Vikings stadium bill on hold


ST. PAUL -- Dozens of Vikings fans decked out in purple jerseys rallied in the state Capitol Saturday, but went home disappointed after learning there would be no vote to build a new stadium.

It was not clear when, or if, they will be able to return to watch House and Senate debates on the decade-old issue. A planned Sunday vote in the Senate was postponed, and House leaders would not say when they might take it up.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.